Understanding Chamberlain is impossible, Smith maintains, without exploring the life of Joshua's soul mate and wife of almost 50 years, Fanny. In this dual biography, Fanny emerges as a bright, talented woman who kept Professor, General, and then Governor Chamberlain on his toes. Liberally quoting from years of correspondence, the author invites you to judge for yourself. Some black and white photographs. Paperback. 403 pgs.